One of the most effective ways to improve the local community is by asking the local population what they want and need. By doing so, we can identify the areas that require attention and work towards making a positive change.
For instance, while there are several local play areas, most of them are not inclusive. As a result, children of different ages and abilities are unable to engage with each other, creating an invisible divide. To address this issue, I would strive to make these play areas more inclusive, ensuring that all children can use them and interact meaningfully with each other.
In addition, I would encourage local businesses, schools, and clubs to instil community values across all ages. This would help foster a sense of pride in the area and its people, encouraging everyone to look after each other and the community as a whole.
By working together, I believe that the community can demand better infrastructure, such as improved road and pavement conditions, more doctors and dentists, and even a swimming pool and cinema. These amenities would not only improve the quality of life for residents but also attract more visitors to the area.
To support local businesses, I would propose reducing commercial rent for a set period and providing assistance to new businesses applying for grants. This would help prevent empty buildings on the high street and elsewhere, benefiting both landlords and the community.
Overall, by listening to the needs of the community and working together, we can create a more inclusive, vibrant, and prosperous local community.
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic, I used to volunteer locally, but have taken time away from it due to mental health issues and issues with the way its organised since the pandemic, but its important that we have things for people to do in the community 🙂
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Things have changed so much since the pandemic. I hope you will feel able to take part in some sort of volunteering again soon.